Matters of the Heart by dragonmist310 (R)

  • Oct. 7th, 2014 at 12:35 AM
Title: Matters of the Heart
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon El
Categories: Mystery, adventure, romance
Length: Epic (51,000)
Warnings: Murder scenes, minor fight damage

Author on AO3: favicon dragonmist310

Summary:
With Clark off-world as an ambassador to Earth, Conner has to watch over Metropolis. Though it should be straightforward, there appears to be something amiss with seemingly random crimes happening around the city. Conner has a hunch that they’re connected and calls in his best friend to help. But as the two of them spend time together working the case, Conner realizes that his feelings for Tim might not be what he had thought.

Review:
I've been enjoying watching this story unfurl. There is an ingenious, in-genre mystery to solve, and perhaps Connor calls in Tim a bit early, but it fits with other story elements. The villains aren't stupid, either, and make the World's Finest juniors work for their victory. Most of all, there is a consistent, well voiced viewpoint to watch it through.

The Connor of this story sometimes comes off as a bit young. That's actually OK in my book; he is dealing with multiple murders here unlike the relatively bloodless supercrimes he normally has to stop, and it's understandable that he takes it to heart more than usual. Lois's observations of how similar Connor and Clark are spot on in this regard, and its good to see how Connor matures a little as things progress.

The romantic elements didn't convince me quite as much as the crime drama, but then it is a good crime drama. The romance still works, and everything that is pointed out about the ways the boys have behaved around each other is perfectly valid, it just doesn't sit quite as easily in the narrative as the mystery. That's not an excuse to skip a nicely done story, though.

Go. Read.

Matters of the Heart
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Fandom: DCU
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El
Categories: AU, science fiction, androids, romance, slash
Length: Medium (10,800 words)

Author on AO3: favicon Meeya8587

Summary:
In the midst of all the white, chrome and plastic skin coating metal skeletons, the only splash of color present was his workmate's blue eyes. An AU where Tim is human and involved with his work colleague, Conner, who happens to be a prototype 'doll' going through a series of puzzling changes.

Review:
Before you ask, the title is the ASCII code for "love" in binary. And that's a good indication of how weird reading this story felt.

This is one of those AUs that almost just takes the names. We see things from Tim's point of view, which is a confused place to be. This Tim is a lot more tentative than the usual portrayals of him as the super-competent Robin. He aware that his colleague is an android, meaning that Conner's personality is very muted indeed. Tim is attracted to him all the same. There are things that don't add up about Conner either, from his behaviour to the way Tim convinces himself he can hear Conner's heartbeat. It's all very disorienting.

I quite like the basic story, I like the confused way things proceed as neither Tim nor Conner really know what they're doing or why. It's the small things that tend to annoy me about this story, like writing small numbers as numerals rather than words. While I don't find various small bits of the story construction convincing, the overall effect works. We do empathise with Tim, even when he's not sure he likes himself much. I'm not entirely sure that the grand denouement works, but that's mostly for the sheer amount of new information — not completely unexpected stuff given the source material, but still — that gets thrown our way. Oddly, I found the story a lot easier to handle a few months ago when I first read it; re-reading it for this rec was much stranger experience.

Well worth a read, though, and not just for the binary.

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Title: Detention's the Least of Your Problems in this Dimension
Fandom: DCU
Pairing: (pre) Tim/Kon, implied Dick/Jason
Categories: AU, high school, dimension travel
Length: Medium (3,400)

Author Website: Hawk's Perch (tumblr), favicon Hawkstout

Summary:
Tim is an average high school student, but he has a problem. He's locked in the math room's closet with Jason Todd and it turns out his crush Mr. Grayson is from another dimension.

Review:
This isn't a particularly long story, but it paints a nice little picture. Tim Drake is in high school, and has a slightly enormous crush on his math teacher, Mr Grayson. Jason Todd is also in high school, but is bored and disruptive, and decides to vandalize the Math room for laughs. Both of them end up squashed in the closet while Mr Grayson has a seriously weird conversation with Damian Wayne, the headmaster's genius son, and from there things just get stranger for the boys.

This is a light, gentle read despite the fact that it spends most of its time playing with your head. It's very much a slice-of-life story, skipping around what in another story would be the entire action plot to bring out what matters to the characters, and what changes in them. I particularly enjoyed Tim's initial obliviousness to the anvil-like hints his friend Kon drops about trying for someone more obtainable than a student teacher, and in general getting to be a stressed, angsty teenager. Jason too gets to be a real person in Tim's eyes, and by the end they are joking about things that would have started a fight at the beginning of the story.

Pleasant, mildly outrageous reading. Have fun!

Detention's the Least of Your Problems in this Dimension

Perennial by glymr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 25th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Title: Perennial
Fandom: DC Comics
Pairing: Kon-El/Tim Drake
Categories: AU, Drama, Romance, First time
Length: Epic - just shy of the super-epic mark at 93,043 words
Warnings: Suicidal thoughts in part 9

Author on DW: Author prefers DW
Author Website: N/A

Summary:When he was nine years old, young Timothy Drake's family decided to move to a small town in Kansas.

Review:
This is a fantastic slice of life story that presents an alternate universe based on changing an aspect of a main character’s background, which is always a favorite of mine. Tim moves to Smallville as a child and befriends the Kents, creating a family and a home for himself there. When Kon-El comes to stay with the Kents several years later, Tim finds himself dealing with anger and jealousy.

The author did a great job moving Tim and Kon from adversaries to friends to more. The transitioning relationship feels right and unhurried at each stage. I enjoyed the way Tim was brought into Kon’s world and how everything was revealed.

Overall there was a wonderfully winding tone to this. The journey was fantastic and the final destination felt right.

Master Post at DW

Perennial by glymr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 25th, 2012 at 5:42 PM
Title: Perennial
Fandom: DC Comics
Pairing: Kon-El/Tim Drake
Categories: AU, Drama, Romance, First time
Length: Epic - just shy of the super-epic mark at 93,043 words
Warnings: Suicidal thoughts in part 9

Author on DW: Author prefers DW
Author Website: N/A

Summary:When he was nine years old, young Timothy Drake's family decided to move to a small town in Kansas.

Review:
This is a fantastic slice of life story that presents an alternate universe based on changing an aspect of a main character’s background, which is always a favorite of mine. Tim moves to Smallville as a child and befriends the Kents, creating a family and a home for himself there. When Kon-El comes to stay with the Kents several years later, Tim finds himself dealing with anger and jealousy.

The author did a great job moving Tim and Kon from adversaries to friends to more. The transitioning relationship feels right and unhurried at each stage. I enjoyed the way Tim was brought into Kon’s world and how everything was revealed.

Overall there was a wonderfully winding tone to this. The journey was fantastic and the final destination felt right.

Master Post at DW

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

The Babysitting Job by drmellifluous (PG-13)

  • Apr. 12th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Title: The Babysitting Job.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Tim Drake/Kon-El.
Categories: Kid!Fic, Romance.
Length: Long (20790 words).
Warnings: Minor spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drmellifluous
Author Website: drmellifluous @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Tim's feelings for his best friend have been slowly forcing their way out into the world, but it's not until Steph asks him to babysit on a night when he already has plans with Conner that everything comes out."

Review:
Tim's plan to finally confess his feelings for Kon seems to be derailed when he pulls babysitting duty, but in the end things might still turn out for the best.

I think my favorite thing about this fic is that it had a lot of elements - a kid, Tim contemplating his life and feelings, romantic confessions - that could have turned the story into a horrible combination of sappiness and purple prose. Instead we get some great Tim introspection and some fantastic interaction between him and Kon, both of whom are very much in character. Ramsey is a delight on his own right - instead of a random kid to add a "cute" element to the story or create a stumbling block for the romantic denouement, he becomes a solid presence and a catalyst for many of Tim's realizations.

The Babysitting Job
also @ LJ (in three parts, link to Masterpost)

Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

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Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

Close To Home Index Post

Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

Close To Home Index Post

Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

Close To Home Index Post

Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

Close To Home Index Post

Close To Home by iesika (R)

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Title: Close To Home.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, brief Kon/OMC.
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: Homophobia, religious fundamentalism.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] iesika
Author Website: Masterlist of Fics and Art

Author's Summary: "A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both."

Review:
When a gay student at Smallville High is beat to death, Kon enlists Tim’s help to solve the case and decides to help the gay students to protect themselves and stand up to prejudice.

Dealing with a situation like homophobia in a small town High School could have been a recipe for disaster, but iesika handles the plot superbly. The murder investigation, while intrinsic to the plot, takes the backseat for a while to deal with the human element of those affected by the tragedy. This is helped by the great character ensemble: the OC's are interesting and fleshed out (Jake and Mr. Dalton, in particular, are absolutely fantastic) and the canon characters very well portrayed. This fic features one of my favorite depictions of Kon ever: still learning how to deal with his double life (especially the "normal" side of it), yet becoming wiser and maturing without losing himself in the process. The way he interacts with Tim is absolutely wonderful and their bond is felt even before the romantic element comes into place.

Great writing, an original plot and wonderful characterization make this the best DC fic I’ve read in months.

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World’s Finest by Mara (G)

  • Sep. 29th, 2009 at 7:24 AM
Title: World’s Finest.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon-el/Tim Drake.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Medium (~9,500 words).
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] marag
Author Website: Diversions and Digressions – Fanfiction by Mara.

Review:
After his father finds out about his secret identity, Tim quits his life as Robin and cuts his ties with his friends. Kon, Bart and Cassie are not willing to accept the loss without a fight and recruit the help of their mentors to find their friend.

While this is a Tim/Kon fic, the focus is on the friendship between the quartet, which is lovely to behold. The way Mara portrays the unwavering loyalty and concern of Kon, Casie and Bart to Tim (who is really trying to do the right thing, but ends up hurting himself and the others) is certainly the highlight of the fic. I’m not too keen on the overall Batman characterization, but I can certainly overlook it considering the great cameos by Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash. All in all, this is a very enjoyable DC fic.

World’s Finest.
Also @ fanfiction.net

World’s Finest by Mara (G)

  • Sep. 29th, 2009 at 7:24 AM
Title: World’s Finest.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon-el/Tim Drake.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Medium (~9,500 words).
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] marag
Author Website: Diversions and Digressions – Fanfiction by Mara.

Review:
After his father finds out about his secret identity, Tim quits his life as Robin and cuts his ties with his friends. Kon, Bart and Cassie are not willing to accept the loss without a fight and recruit the help of their mentors to find their friend.

While this is a Tim/Kon fic, the focus is on the friendship between the quartet, which is lovely to behold. The way Mara portrays the unwavering loyalty and concern of Kon, Casie and Bart to Tim (who is really trying to do the right thing, but ends up hurting himself and the others) is certainly the highlight of the fic. I’m not too keen on the overall Batman characterization, but I can certainly overlook it considering the great cameos by Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash. All in all, this is a very enjoyable DC fic.

World’s Finest.
Also @ fanfiction.net

World’s Finest by Mara (G)

  • Sep. 29th, 2009 at 7:24 AM
Title: World’s Finest.
Fandom: DC Comics.
Pairing: Kon-el/Tim Drake.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Medium (~9,500 words).
Warnings: None.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] marag
Author Website: Diversions and Digressions – Fanfiction by Mara.

Review:
After his father finds out about his secret identity, Tim quits his life as Robin and cuts his ties with his friends. Kon, Bart and Cassie are not willing to accept the loss without a fight and recruit the help of their mentors to find their friend.

While this is a Tim/Kon fic, the focus is on the friendship between the quartet, which is lovely to behold. The way Mara portrays the unwavering loyalty and concern of Kon, Casie and Bart to Tim (who is really trying to do the right thing, but ends up hurting himself and the others) is certainly the highlight of the fic. I’m not too keen on the overall Batman characterization, but I can certainly overlook it considering the great cameos by Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash. All in all, this is a very enjoyable DC fic.

World’s Finest.
Also @ fanfiction.net

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